Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:
Author: Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Angry Robot
Anticipated Publication Date: August 26, 2014
On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past… while a world goes to war with itself.
In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin.
As the dark star of the cataclysm rises, an illegitimate ruler is tasked with holding together a country fractured by civil war, a precocious young fighter is asked to betray his family and a half-Dhai general must choose between the eradication of her father’s people or loyalty to her alien Empress.
Through tense alliances and devastating betrayal, the Dhai and their allies attempt to hold against a seemingly unstoppable force as enemy nations prepare for a coming together of worlds as old as the universe itself.
In the end, one world will rise – and many will perish.
I’ve seen The Mirror Empire floating around for a while now, and at first I tried to resist. My review pile was too large, I had too many series to finish, etc. Why I even bother I’ll never know – resistance is futile. The second it popped up on NG, I knew I needed it. Kameron Hurley’s latest sounds like it’s made of awesomeness. It’s a military fantasy with a female officer as a primary character. Do you even need to hear more? ‘Cause I didn’t.